About a Boy

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Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "An Education"), written and produced by Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), and directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Revolution") comes a different kind of coming-of-age... read more
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Based on the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity," "An Education"), written and produced by Jason Katims ("Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood"), and directed by Jon Favreau ("Iron Man," "Revolution") comes a different kind of coming-of-age story. After writing a hit song, Will Freeman (David Walton, "Bent," "Perfect Couples") was granted a life of free time, free love and freedom from financial woes. He's single, unemployed and loving it. So imagine his surprise when Fiona (Minnie Driver, "Good Will Hunting," "Barney's Version"), a needy single mom and her oddly charming 11-year-old son, Marcus (Benjamin Stockham, "1600 Penn"), move in next door and disrupt his perfect world. When Marcus begins dropping by his home unannounced, Will's not so sure about being a kid's new best friend, until, of course, Will discovers that women find single dads irresistible. That changes everything and a deal is struck: Marcus will pretend to be Will's son and in return, Marcus is allowed to chill at Will's house, playing Ping-Pong and gorging on steaks, something his very vegan mom would never allow. Before he realizes it, Will starts to enjoy the visits and even finds himself looking out for the kid. In fact, this newfound friendship may very well teach him a thing or two that he never imagined possible - about himself and caring for others. Also starring is Al Madrigal ("Gary Unmarried"). Katims, Favreau, Tim Bevan ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Eric Fellner ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Liza Chasin ("Les Misérables," "About a Boy"), Robert De Niro ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") and Jane Rosenthal ("About a Boy," "Meet the Parents") serve as executive producers. "About a Boy" is a production of Universal Television, Working Title Films, True Jack Productions and Tribeca Productions.

Original Release

02/22/2014 on NBC

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Directors

Michael Weaver, Adam Davidson, Dylan K. Massin, Jon Favreau, Ken Whittingham, Patrick R. Norris, Wendey Stanzler, Linda Mendoza, Jaffar Mahmood, Dax Shepard, Eric Appel, Lawrence Trilling, Bethany Rooney, Jay Karas, Daisy Von Scherler Mayer, Todd Holland, Jeff Melman

Writers

Jason Katims, Nick Hornby, Chris Weitz, Peter Hedges, Paul Weitz, Aaron Brownstein, Simon Ganz, Mark J. Kunerth, Annie Weisman, David Israel, Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker, Julia Brownell, Sarah Watson, David Holland, Ben Nedivi, Colleen McGuinness, Hannah Friedman

Creators

Jason Katims

Cast

Producers

Robert De Niro Executive Producer
Jason Katims Executive Producer
Mark J. Kunerth Executive Producer
Annie Weisman Executive Producer
David Israel Executive Producer
Tim Bevan Executive Producer
Michelle Lee Executive Producer
Eric Fellner Executive Producer
Jane Rosenthal Executive Producer
Jon Favreau Executive Producer
Liza Chasin Executive Producer
Patrick Ward Producer
Jason Katims Producer
Dylan K. Massin Producer
Mark J. Kunerth Producer
David Israel Producer
Annie Weisman Producer
Joey Reinisch Producer
Isaac Aptaker Producer
Elizabeth Berger Producer
Julia Brownell Producer
Colleen McGuinness Producer
Robert De Niro Producer
Liza Chasin Producer
Jane Rosenthal Producer
Michelle Lee Producer
Tim Bevan Producer
Eric Fellner Producer
Jon Favreau Producer
Patrick Ward Producer

Editors

Pamela March, Tad Dennis, Dan Lebental

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